A Russian Progress 61 cargo ship is chasing the International Space Station and will arrive at the outpost at 6:54 p.m. ET tonight, Oct. 1. Here's how to watch live. FULL STORY: Russia Launches Progress Cargo Ship on Fast Trip to Space Station
At 12:30 p.m. ET (1630 GMT), NASA will webcast live video of Russia's latest Soyuz rocket launch. The mission will launch the unmanned Progress 61 spacecraft at 12:49 p.m. EDT (1649 GMT) from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft's mission calls for a swift four-orbit flight to the International Space Station, with its arrival slated for 6:54 p.m. EDT (2254 GMT).
From NASA: "Loaded with more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 45 crew, the new Progress is scheduled to automatically link up to the rear port of the Zvezda service module about six hours after launch at 6:54 p.m. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and docking will begin at 6:15 p.m. [EDT]."
NASA Satellite TV Information:
NASA TV is available in continental North America, Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-18C. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception. Below are parameters for each channel:
Uplink provider = AMC 18 C
Transponder = 3C
105 degrees W
Downlink Frequency: 3760 MHz
Downlink Polarity: Vertical
Transmission Format = DVB-S, 4:2:0
FEC = ¾
Data Rate = 38.80 Mbps
Symbol Rate = 28.0681